Friday, March 19, 2010

But I Flew Home First Class

I seem to have had some amount of difficulty recovering from my vacation. Crazy things keep popping up and I haven't finished the unpacking. First, Stella got an eye infection. Following our trip to the vet, I have goo to put in her eye twice a day. She has some sort of sixth sense when I pick up the medication. As a result, the dude has to chase her all over the house and hold her down. But then she comes and licks my hand and shows there's no hard feelings.

Today, the heating guys are here because our thermostat stopped working again (5th time in 5 years). This time, it's not the thermostat but the fan. Sounds a lot more expensive, doesn't it?

I had quilting class on Wednesday and I screwed up cutting two blocks I was strip piecing. Since I only had one block leeway, I've set myself back a bit. Then instead of doing a 1/4" seam, I managed to stitch a 1/8" seam. Which is not an easy mistake to make. One woman has finished piecing and ironed on her applique pieces. It looks lovely but just makes me feel more behind.

Kind of like the online scrapbooking class I am taking with Shimelle Laine. It started when I was on vacation, and I have not picked up a single supply or photo. The good news is that when I do, the whole point is to use up supplies that have been sitting around for years. Which will be good news in the craft room clean up...when I get back to that. Of course, Flylady would like me to sort my shoes, and that would go a long way to the craft room clean up too, since the largest number of things in there that are not craft supplies turn out to be shoes.

I haven't been stitching much because a week of working on Merry and Bright seems to be the limit. But tonight is stitch night, so I'll switch to the marquoir, and there had better be no touching! Maybe on Monday I should start stitching something new?

Maybe my brain is still on vacation.


Alice said...

Oh boy Anna! Dogs do have a medication intuition. I am glad the Dude is willing to tag team with you. We once had a cat who felt that way about flea collars. I have the scars to prove it. It sounds like you are putting a lot of pressure on yourself to keep up with others.... bummer. Have a nice weekend anyway, and bring a fly swatter for those tempted to touch Marquoir.

mainely stitching said...

Post holiday stress disorder.

Hugs to Stella!

Lee said...

Welcome home! And I want to hear all about stitch night!

Jenna said...

I hope Stella's need for medication comes to an end soon. Abby came back from doggie daycare after Savannah with the behind issues, so I know what it's like to start off on the wrong foot. As for Flylady, there's an awful lot of stuff that she'd like me to do, but I can't get past the first "shine your sink" step.